The team at Dunoon Burgh Hall in Argyll, Scotland has reported that work to renovate the building has progressed greatly over the last few months.
The historic and well-loved community site, which is situated at the centre of the town, holds a number of events, exhibitions and festivals. Work being done as part of the building’s renovation has been ongoing for more than 20 weeks, and is yielding impressive results.
The groundworks for the building’s new layout on the ground floor has now been completed with a new set of toilets, workshop and gallery space all taking shape and being worked upon on time.
The smaller rooms located on the north side of the old caretaker’s flat have now been raised, which was a major part of the project. This now allows for disabled access throughout the building, which is a major improvement as the previously building sloped on three different levels. As well as this, a lift shaft has been constructed.
The extension to the Hall’s café, located in the site’s back garden, now has its concrete flooring and retaining walls in position. Scaffolding is currently erected around the building to allow the building contractors to gain access to repair the building’s stonework, which involves removing and restoring hundreds of roof slate tiles.
The next stages of the project will see the removal and refurbishment of the Viking-faced stained glass windows, and workers will be restoring the main hall’s stage and floorboards, extending the dance floor and kitchen areas and installing a crash deck to commence the engineering work needed on the main hall’s roofing structure.
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